The US presidents who did the same thing before Trump


Joe Biden has already been sworn in as US president. Donald Trump has been "ex" since Biden was sworn in.

 However, he did not attend the swearing-in ceremony of his successor. There has been a lot of fuss about this in the US.

 It is a tradition in the United States for the outgoing president to be present at the inauguration of the next president. 

There is a lot of discussion and criticism about Trump not wanting to protect this practice. 

However, Trump was the first to do such a thing, but that is not the case. At least five US presidents have done so before. They did not attend the swearing-in ceremony of the successor. 

The successor was not given a physical reception at the White House. Let's find out now from Trump's predecessors for not attending the swearing-in ceremony ...

1. John Adams

In 1801, Thomas Jefferson was sworn in as President of the United States. This is the first time since the independence of the United States that a candidate from a different political party has won an election. 

Thomas' predecessor and the outgoing president were John Adams. He left the White House around 4 a.m. on the day of the swearing-in ceremony. 

Thomas Jefferson also did not ask him to attend the ceremony. It is believed that John Adams took such steps to prevent violence between members of the two political parties.

2. John Quincy Adams

He was the sixth president in the history of the United States. John Quincy Adams is the son of John Adams. The same thing happened to him as his father. 

His term as president ended in 1829. Andrew Jackson won the service election. John Quincy Adams did not invite the future president to the White House.

 Consequently, Jackson didn't invite Adams in his swearing-in ceremony. The outgoingoingoingoingoing president, Adams was not also present at the swearing-in ceremony.

3. Martin Van Buren

Martin was the eighth US president. From 1837 to 1841, he served as President of the United States for four years. 

He did not attend the swearing-in ceremony of his successor, William Henry Harrison. The cause is not known in detail. 

However, according to the newspaper at the time, Richard Mentor Johnson, vice president of Martin Van Buren, was present at the swearing-in ceremony.

4. Andrew Johnson

In 1869, Ulysses S. Grant was elected the new President of the United States. The outgoing president was Andrew Johnson. 

But Grant refused to get in the same car with Johnson. They had such a hostile relationship! Johnson was finally forced to return. 

He was no longer present at the inauguration of the new president on the last day of the White House. Instead, the last day was spent on various official work. 

Johnson and Grant also have a short history of hostile relationships. Johnson wanted to replace his war minister, Edwin Stanton, with Grant. But the Congress didn't approve that decision. 

As a result, Stanton regained his position. And since then, Johnson has become Grant's rival. Interestingly, the then Congress also took steps to impeach Johnson. 

It was also officially supported by Ulysses S. Grant. Andrew Johnson, however, survived the impeachment. However, Grant took revenge. And that was, he didn't get in the same car!

5. Richard Nixon

Nixon was the 36th president of the United States. He is more famous for the Watergate scandal. That is why he had to resign before the end of his term as the first and only president of the United States.

 He resigned on August 9, 1974, as he would have to face the prosecution. He was replaced by then-Vice President Gerald Ford. 

Richard Nixon left the White House long before he was sworn in as president. He was no longer present at the swearing-in ceremony of the new president.

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